Engineering Specialist - Controls

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Engineering Specialist - Controls
Sterling Heights
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
At Ford Motor Company, we are dedicated to designing, manufacturing and selling high quality vehicles that meet the diverse needs of our customers. We believe our employees and the different perspectives that they bring to the business are the driving force behind our success. Come discover a company that is focused on the quality of our vehicles, the environment, the community and the world in which we live.

Position Duties:
  • Use FIS Plant monitoring software to review cycle times of automation, review and follow up machine and automation project's and installations
  • Troubleshoot PLC, robots, Transfer machines, and other automation problems
  • Update program backups for machinery & automation
  • Program new installations of production tooling and conveyor systems
  • Reprogram production machinery and automation for engineering changes and improvements
  • Coordinate automation campaigns
  • Strong problem solving skills, including 8Ds, FMEAs, and DMAICs
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot all production machinery and equipment, and continuously evaluate for improvement to quality and delivery
  • Siemens programming, Vision systems, PLC logic, and understanding of function blocks
  • Ability to read prints, AutoCAD, interpret and modify electrical schematics
  • Strong understanding of conveyors system programming and machine tooling techniques, in addition to network understanding, Ethernet, remote IO
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma experience
Minimum Requirements:

High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of electrical or controls experience
  • 1+ year experience in Microsoft office

Preferred requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical or Controls Engineering
  • Fanuc and ABB robot experience
  • Lean Tools – 5S, Kanban, Poka-yoke, and Value Stream Mapping experience
  • DMAIC and DMADV (DFSS) Project Methodology experience
  • TQM and Kaizen Methods experience
  • FMEA, PPAP, and DOEs experience
  • Visual Factory Management (FIS) experience
  • Fundamental working knowledge of PLC logic and controls experience
  • Electrical Background (electrician or technician) experience
  • Familiarity with VFD’s, encoders, network/Ethernet controls experience
  • Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate leadership in One FORD (leadership) behaviors combined with outstanding interpersonal, teambuilding, and communication skills

The distance between imagination and … creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.